Tag Archive: food stamps

Nov 02 2013

You won’t love these McSubsidies:Taxpayers will shell out $1.2 billion this year to support workers

    Let us all now bow before the god of free enterprise, whose awesomeness was revealed in a recent news release announcing that the divine managers of fast-food deity McDonald’s achieved a profit of $1.5 billion in just three months this summer. Holy Big Mac! How does Mickey D’s do that? Peek behind the …

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Sep 28 2013

Bossing the poor around:How about a bill banning soda sales at the House of Representatives’ cafeterias?

I spent a few months on food stamps this year. As a single woman in San Diego, I qualified for $70 a month — less than a dollar per meal. But I’m lucky and I’m unusual because many of my friends are farmers and gardeners and I know how to forage wild foods. Determined to …

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Jun 07 2013

None of my business: We have a cockeyed view of poverty in America.

It was late, I was grumpy, and the woman in front of me was buying cigarettes. I noticed the items in her cart: brand-name snacks, colas, and frozen foods. I looked at how she dressed, considered the carton of cigarettes she requested, and made a wager to myself that she would pay with government assistance. …

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Jul 27 2011

Corporate America and obesity: Why Americans can’t live on food stamps

By K. I. Hope America is gaining weight and the most vulnerable populations are those with low levels of education and income, as well as those with black or Hispanic heritage. The most obese state in the country, Mississippi, also happens to be the poorest. And with the rates of obesity increasing in 16 states …

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Feb 17 2011

Free tax filing available

The 2010 federal income tax filing deadline, is just around the corner. For Texans trying to wade through their federal income tax return, it can often be challenging. Fortunately, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) stand ready to assist taxpayers with information on preparations services. A new service offered this …

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